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This is not a party record!!! There are a number of tracks that you can have a drink and hit the dancefloor too but this collection of songs represents every type of Friday night; the party nights, the lonely nights, the euphoric nights, and the heartbreak nights. Strap yourself in for this eclectic musical journey...
Our returning artists this time around are The Aim who's fast-paced R&B indie punk is expressed perfectly in the album's namesake, 'Friday Night'; The Unkool Hillbillies who deliver a rollicking rockabilly doo wop shake up, 'Pause 'N' Rewind'; Phil Sorrell who brings in the electronic element with the brilliant, 'Part Of The Game'; and The Room Upstairs who showcase their retro jangly neo-psychedelic folk rock with 'The Reckoning'. We are hugely excited to be introducing Marc Teamaker to the AB Records audience. Marc has two tracks released on this album, one completely solo and one with his backing band, The Soul Shop. These are for fans of soulful, jazzy pop rock with a top voice.
Also featured is the sea shanty folk of Brad Tuck, the country drinker's song of Duane Mark, the new wave pop punk of Monkey Mind (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED), the full-throttle Scottish surf rock of Mariachi Death Squad, the folky Americana of the Migrant Pickers, the reflective folk of Henry Crook Bird, the electronic new wave of Double Echo, and the punk rock Sex Pistols-influenced sound of The Widows.
The cover is taken from the best venue in the world to enjoy a musical Friday night, the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow!
Tom @ AB Records
released February 15, 2020
Compiled by Tom Hilton. Covert art taken at the Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow in December 2018. This album is dedicated to Caroline Flack. 'Off To Sea' written by B. Tuck, used by permission of Brad Tuck, taken from 'The Rocky Isle' album (2019). 'Pause 'N' Rewind' written by A. Umegard, used by permission of Anders Umegard, taken from the 'One More Time!' album (2018). 'Happy Hour' written by Duane Mark, used by permission of Duane Mark, taken from the 'A Letter To My Friends' album (2020). 'Whatever Happens' written by Marc Teamaker, used by permission of Marc Teamaker, taken from the 'Marc Teamaker' album (2003). 'Friday Night' written by Judges/Tongue, used by permission of Grant Judges, taken from the 'Days Like These' album (2016). 'Pacific Heist' written Mariachi Death Squad, used by permission of Mariachi Death Squad, taken from the 'You've Been Hit By...' EP (2019). 'Brexit Chainstore Massacre' written by The Widows, used by permission of The Widows, taken from the 'Popular Demand' album (2019). 'Small Man Syndrome' written by Monkey Mind, used by permission of Ian Ironmonkey Wright, PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED (2020). 'The Position' written by Double Echo, used by permission of Double Echo, taken from the 'Burning In Blue' album (2019). 'Part Of The Game' written by Phil Sorrell/D.J. Connett, used by permission of Phil Sorrell, taken from the 'Electro' album (2019). 'Carmen' written by Gary Adler, used by permission of Migrant Pickers, taken from the 'Beat This Town!' album (2020). 'The Reckoning' written by The Room Upstairs, used by permission of Ewan Shepherd, taken from the 'Bedhead Music' album (2019). 'Osaka' written by Henry Crook Bird/Javier Crook Rodriguez, used by permission of Henry Bird-Postler, taken from the 'Home For The Winter' EP (2019). 'Skinny Wrist' written by Marc Teamaker, used by permission of Marc Teamaker, taken from the 'All The Little Mornings' album (2019).